Many thanks to 48 Blocks and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation for including me in the weekend with this project. And to all the dancers who participated, thank you so much for making this project a success.
In June, I did an art project in Atlantic City and asked a number of people for help.
The idea was to visually capture an element of connection through lead and follow social dancing in paint to create a residual piece of art because dance is so temporary, like an installation. Dance is an installation that only exists in a moment, and the only way to experience it a subsequent time is through memory or another form of art. Continue reading “Poetically vanishing art dance shirts”
Dance and music friends, 48 Blocks Atlantic City still has openings for performance art opportunities the weekend of June 22-24 (that’s the weekend before Liberty, wcs friends).
I wanted to pass that along because I know many of you guys are on dance teams, have performance groups, and are in bands.
For this event I’m doing an art – dance connection mashup project. It’s one I’ve been thinking up for some time. I’m pretty excited about it so please come see… and reach out if you want in. You’re going to find this hard to believe but it’s going to be messy and lead-follow partner dance-y and fun, of course. Time, location, details coming.
Check out what they have planned. I’ve been to some planning meetings and this is a group of wonderfully creative people.
I think there are still sponsorship opportunities available too.
Now that dance has made its way into my artwork, it seems somewhat appropriate to share this here.
I recently set up the Facebook group, Salty Dances at the southern Jersey Shore to provide dancers a place to connect and arrange impromptu meet-ups in beach towns between Atlantic City and Cape May, NJ. If you or someone you know are into social partner dancing, join the group and please add your friends.
Inspired by the group DanceAir, I thought it would be helpful to set up a place for dancers to arrange and share plans with other dancers who also might be in town. West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Fusion, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk, Country, etc… all dance styles are invited.
Who doesn’t want to dance on vacation, right?!
The south Jersey Shore area offers so many excellent venues with great dance floors. Being a resort area, people come and go often which sometimes makes it challenging to find the other dancers down the shore. From outdoor concerts and band performances to open mic nights, nightlife venues, festivals and other events, the area has so much dance magic potential.